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NEWS RELEASE – Gifts to the Guelph Humane Society this holiday season will be matched by generous corporate sponsors.

GUELPH, ON (November 16, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is barking for joy as they kick-start their holiday giving campaign. During this festive and generous time of year, GHS asks you to open your heart and give hope to the most vulnerable animals in our community.


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The PURR-fect Adoption Event!

Come and join us this Saturday, August 29 for our Purrfect Feline Adoption Event!

Visit 500 Wellington St. W. this Saturday and find your new fantastic feline. We will have a variety of cats available for adoption in a safe, COVID-friendly environment. Receive $100 worth of food to bring home with your new furry friend!*

If you plan on joining us, please keep in mind the following:

1) You must bring a mask and a cat carrier (so you can bring your feline friend home). We hope you’ll have your cell phone on hand too as we don’t want too many people waiting in line.

2) Check out our available cats <below or at https://guelphhumane.ca/adopt/available-animals/ > and if one stands out to you, please ensure you read all of its information. If you are interested in a kitty (or 2), please fill out an EOI form below, this does not guarantee adoption, however, it simplifies your adoption process.

3) We will be doing 15-minute meet and greets with up to 2 cats of your choice. This will allow you a chance to ask questions and see the cat’s purrsonality firsthand!

4) It is a “first come, first serve” style of event. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s first choice of cat, however, we reserve the right to ultimately match the cat with the best home possible. Don’t worry – we will do our very best to match you with the cat that is purrfect for your family!

5) Thank you in advance for your patience! We developed many new processes due to COVID. We are working hard to ensure everything goes smoothly.


*Senior and special diet cats are excluded. Please chat with a GHS staff member for more information.

NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society has postponed their 2020 “There’s No Place Like Home” gala

GUELPH, ON (August 17, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has made the difficult decision to postpone their 2020 annual gala, due to the unpredictability of COVID-19. Last year’s gala raised a record $265,000 and GHS looks forward to bringing back the highly successful event again next year on Saturday, November 6, 2021.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society asks the community to keep turtles safe this season!

Guelph, ON (June 4, 2019) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) would like to remind motorists to “give turtles a break” this time of year.  Turtles are at the beginning of their egg-laying season, which will continue until early July. Females often will lay their eggs in the sandy, gravel shoulders along our roads, then while crossing the roadways they are at significant risk of injuries or death due to collisions with vehicles.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society is preparing for a busy kitten season, despite COVID-19 closures

GUELPH, ON (April 30, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is preparing for another busy kitten this Spring, despite COVID-19 measures in our community. Every year, the humane society cares for approximately 400 kittens, many of whom are sick, injured, or orphaned.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society is opening virtual and contactless pet adoptions

GUELPH, ON (April 16, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to re-open its pet adoptions with an adapted program. The process will be completely contactless, keeping adopters and staff safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, while also giving pets the chance at a loving new home.


NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society wants you to prepare an emergency plan for your pet during COVID-19

GUELPH, ON (April 15, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) wants to remind the community that with the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Guelph & Wellington County, it is important for pet guardians to include their pets in family preparedness and emergency plans.


Dog sitting looking at camera.

NEWS RELEASE – The Guelph Humane Society is ensuring animals are safe and cared for while closed to the public

GUELPH, ON (March 24, 2020) – The Guelph Humane Society wants the community to know the animals in their care are safe and being well cared for during this pandemic.  With the help of volunteer foster homes, GHS has been able to place a majority of animals into foster care during this time of social distancing. Currently, GHS has 75 pets in foster care and 16 pets being cared for at 500 Wellington St. W.


COVID-19 UPDATE – March 16

As we continue to monitor this pandemic, we are taking the following steps to do our part to keep our community and animals safe:

We have implemented increase disinfection protocols throughout the humane society. Our staff are working hard to keep the animals well-cared, while also keeping public health as a top priority.

We have reduced our hours of operation.


Pet Valu Animal Rescue Express & Anniversary Pawty

The Guelph Humane Society will be at the Pet Valu Fergus Anniversary Party 11am – 3pm! We’ll be there with our information booth to answer all your questions and help support the amazing community we live in!

For more event information, visit the organizer’s Facebook Event.